View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Saturday 18 September

Finished the transcription of the Napier Report on Skye, with the last of the appendices now also on the site. It's not a straightforward exercise in copy & paste, this also requires a lot of cleaning up of OCR problems. Before I move on to the transcripts for Orkney and Shetland, I'll compile an index for both Skye and the Western Isles.

Hurricane Igor is closing in on Bermuda, with rain starting to fall there within the last hour. Although the hurricane is weakening, the storm is still expected to pack winds close on 100 mph near its centre. Igor is a very large system, with galeforce winds extending to nearly 350 miles from the centre. After the weekend, this hurricane will transform into an "ordinary" depression to the east of Newfoundland. It remains to be seen whether it will move east towards Europe, or north to Greenland.